Friday, March 16, 2012

Guinness Bacon Cheeseburgers


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Guinness Bacon Cheeseburgers

2 lbs ground meat (I actually used a meatloaf mixture of beef, veal and pork, but obviously sirloin would be fine! 80/20)
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
2 teaspoons Mustard (I used Grey Poupon)
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked Pepper
1/2 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
1/2 teaspoon very finely chopped rosemary (optional and any other herb on hand would do ie: sage, parsley, thyme...)
1/2 cup Guinness
1 lb. Freshly cooked bacon
Creamy Irish Cheddar Cheese for topping (or cheese of choice)
Hamburger Rolls


Mix all ingredients (minus last 3) together in a large bowl until just incorporated. Do not over work your meat.

Form desired sized hamburger patties. I made 6 large ones!  Spray burgers on top with cooking spray to prevent sticking.

Preheat your grill to medium. (or cooking pan)

Place your burgers cooking spray side down and cook about 6 minutes per side (though cooking time will depend on how thick or thin you formed your patties.)

As the burgers cook on the grill, do not press down on them or move them around - rather let them sit there undisturbed, just being careful not to overly, "char" the sides.  You're looking for a slower cook as you want the inside of the burger to cook to doneness. 

The last 3-4 minutes, place your cheese on top so it has time to melt - cover grill or cooking pan.

Remove burgers from gill and allow them to rest about 5 minutes.

Place bacon on top and offer additional toppings if desired. EAT WITH A GUINNESS!

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Karen said...

Well, now I'm definitely going to need to have a burger for dinner. Yum!

Aarthi said...

this burger make me hungry

Mary Bergfeld said...

I really like the way this looks. It looses the imagination to play with how it tastes :-). This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Big Dude said...

Awesome looking burger

Ashley said...

This sounds fantastic! And right up my husband's alley!

Lea Ann (Highlands Ranch Foodie) said...

Nothing like a good burger!

Nicole said...

You hit it on the culinary nail every time!

test it comm said...

That burger looks good! I like the use of the Guinness! :)

Unknown said...

thanks guys! They were delish! Thank GOD for my treadmill! lol :)

Memória said...

This burger looks so amazing. I wish I could make it, but I don't consume alcohol. I wonder what I could sub for the beer. With 1/2 cup called for, the burger must taste greatly different without the beer. I love the shot of just the bacon, cheeseburger, and bread. That's just how I like my burgers prepared.

Nuts about food said...

You said it!

Unknown said...

Can't speak... drooling.....!!!! YUM!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking said...

Whoa mama, these look amazing! What a great and inspired St. Patrick's Day recipe. You have a lovely blog and I'm glad to have found you, Carolyn! Looking forward to seeing more. :)

BaconLuvr said...

LOVE this recipe, but you really should not have a video that auto plays when you open the page (as this prevents me from sharing this amazing recipe with anyone:(

Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet said...

Beer & beef! Yum! My husband would love these!

Anonymous said...

Your blog site and recipe photos are out-standing! Love your layout, and the recipes look "to-die-for" amazing! Can't wait to try the Zucchini/squash/onion casserole as my garden is overflowing right now. Keep up the great work on this site! Love it - putting in my favorites!

Unknown said...

I just had an idea of grilling burgers out of sliced meats melbourne small goods. I surely want burger for dinner!